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Kathi Bennett talks to the NIU women's basketball team.
NIU’s Kathi Bennett era took another step forward Monday as the women’s basketball team had its first practice under the Huskies’ new coach. Bennett put the team through the paces for just over two hours, much of which surrounded developing her new team’s identity. “Overall I was pleased; I thought we had pretty good intensity,” Bennett...
Chandler Harnish
Northern Illinois University quarterback Chandler Harnish was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week Monday after throwing for a season high 281 yards and tying his career-high with three touchdown passes in NIU’s 50-14 victory over Akron. Harnish completed 80 percent (16-for-20) of his passes against the Zips to become the...
Logo of the NIU Alumni Association
NIU’s Alumni Association has announced the election of new members to its board of directors and executive committee. The new board members are Wheeler G. Coleman, vice president and chief technology officer at Health Care Service Corporation; Linda J. Deering, executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief nursing officer at Sherman Health; Robert J....
Lauren Wicinski
The nation’s top freshman in kills and aces continues to pile up honors. For the third time already this season, outside hitter Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was named Mid-American Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week, announced the league on Monday.  Wicinski was already the first NIU volleyball player to win the award twice...
NIU baseball
The NIU baseball team will reach the height of its fall workouts  Tuesday when it hosts the first game of the annual Red/Black Series. The five-game intrasquad series is an opportunity for the coaching staff to evaluate both returning players and newcomers in preparation for the spring season. Fall practice has proven quite different this...
NIU Huskies women's cross country team
Racing for the second-consecutive weekend the Northern Illinois women’s cross country team wrapped action at the 55th Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., with a 16th-place finish. The Huskies faced tough competition Friday afternoon from Mid-American Conference foes Ball State, Buffalo and Western Michigan at the Notre Dame Golf Course. Recording a personal record at...
Huskie men's golf
The Northern Illinois men’s golf team claimed an eighth place finish in the 18-team field at this weekend’s D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate. NIU closed the tournament with rounds of 302 (+18) and 307 (+23), giving them a three-round total of 918 (+66). The Huskies beat seven of the eight Illinois schools competing, falling only to the first-place...
Huskies volleyball team
Three days after a landmark five-set win over Western Michigan, the Northern Illinois volleyball team repeated the feat on Sunday at Millett Hall. This time, the Huskies went the distance against Miami (Ohio), winning the final two sets to pick up their third straight win (22-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 15-9), all in Mid-American Conference play. ...
Huskies women's soccer team
In a tough contest Sunday between Mid-American Conference foes Northern Illinois and Kent State, the Huskies battled the Golden Flashes to 1-1 draw at NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. With a strong offensive attack, NIU came back from a 1-0 deficit early in the second half to tie the Golden Flashes, before battling...
Photo of puzzle-piece globe
When NIU graduate student John Parr was studying global history in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005, he learned volumes about the subject and a few things about his native country: the United States. “I learned a lot about English history and British-American history,” the Cary resident said. “I also learned what it means to be...
Jacquelynne Eccles
Jacquelynne Eccles of the University of Michigan will present a talk titled, “What Are We Doing To Our Young People? Designing Appropriate Educational Contexts for Adolescents,” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Eccles is the McKeachie-Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education and...
Congressman Bill Foster will visit NIU’s DeKalb campus this morning to tout the benefits of a new broadband network to be built in northwest Illinois thanks to a $68.5 million federal grant to the university. The news conference will be streamed live here starting at 9:45 a.m. Announced in September, the grant will allow a group...